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Rod 'N' Reel

4165 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732-5116
+1 410-257-2735
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good27%
  • Average24%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (21 reviews)
“seafood” (38 reviews)
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All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
4165 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732-5116
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to the Rod n Reel to eat dinner before a concert tonight. Ordered quickly, but after an hour of waiting for our food and asking multiple times we finally flagged the manager and asked to pay for our soup and salad and just leave....More

Thank Sondra R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm going to first start with the fact that we pay good money to run our charter boat parties annually from Rod N Reel. This was our first experience with the restaurant and we are highly disappointed. We made reservations for a party of 7...More

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great restaurant, nice view of the water. Flounder stuffed with crab imperial was delicious. Dessert was blueberry ice cream! Wait staff was very nice.

Thank Beth S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You could probably guess by the wide range of reviews that some customers get a good experience and some don't. We didn't. We were in a larger group. Took almost an hour after we were seated to take our order. We asked if we could...More

Thank GoFryGo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A big bustling place with a nice view, Rod and Reel is clearly a destination for special dinners for many. My husband has celiac disease so gluten free is a must. The menu has many gf designations. The staff is happy to find answers to...More

Thank ajnmccabe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well I guess it matches the hotel well enough. Food was expensive, mediocre and presented poorly. The decor is cheap, food not so much. Ordered Caesar salad and crab soup. Salad had store croutons, sprinkled Parmesan cheese and dressing on the side. Crab soup was...More

1  Thank AlinerX2
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Rod and Reel consistently has the best holiday brunch in Maryland! It is always busy, but I never really notice once I sit down. There is a huge assortment of food for everyone in the family, and it is always delicious. This is also by...More

Thank Annie B
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I was happy with the whole experience. Everything tasted good and the young wait staff were fun and made everything pleasurable. Thanks.

Thank Mike_Global_Travel
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

The food was good. I cant lie about that; though a bit expensive for the area. Best part of my meal was the creme brulee (though the berries on the side were old and drying out)...taking nothing from the good crab dip though. #nice view...must...More

Thank Tina K
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The food is OK. I had a $17 half roasted chicken which was actually a half of a very small Cornish game hen, mashed potatoes and veg. My husband had $26 shrimp with old bay sauce woven white rice.. Steaks started at $30. Cream of...More

Thank Anne T
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are you open on New Years Day for your Sunday brunch?
6 November 2016|
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Response from W S | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you contact the restaurant regarding, their New Year Day Sunday brunch schedule. Please post what you find out.
Do you have a Gluten Free Menu for celiacs
29 September 2016|
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Response from Fleishum | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure though I would reach out to them directly. I would think they would be prepared for this type of question.
I would like to make reservations for the Murder Mystery for March 5,2016 at the Rod and Reel for 3///
23 February 2016|
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Response from Scott G | Reviewed this property |
My wife are considering attending the same dinner. We were told their murder mystery dinners were lots of fun. You're paying not only for dinner but for the entertainment. So, to me $85 a person is not out of the ball park... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4165 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732-5116
    (MD Rt. 261)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Calvert County  >  Chesapeake Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 410-257-2735
  • E-mail